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Multimorbidity and comorbidity of chronic diseases among the senior Australians: prevalence and patterns

Islam, M. Mofizul; Valderas, Jose M.; Yen, Laurann; Dawda, Paresh; Jowsey, Tanisha; McRae, Ian S.

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Understanding patterns and identifying common clusters of chronic diseases may help policymakers, researchers, and clinicians to understand the needs of the care process better and potentially save both provider and patient time and cost. However, only limited research has been conducted in this area, and ambiguity remains as those limited previous studies used different approaches to identify common clusters and findings may vary with approaches. This study estimates the prevalence of common...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-01-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16498
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083783

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